JK Rowling's Riddle Solution Revealed
But Harry Potter fans may be left disappointed...
And after feverish attempts to solve her cryptic anagram, the solution has now been revealed.
.@EmyBemy2 YES!!!!!!!!!!!! People, we have a winner!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
It is: "Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours..."
Newt Scamander is of course the main character in Potter spin-off book Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - which she is currently adapting for the cinema.
However she had also tweeted about working on a novel - and some Potter fans had put two and two together and got five - convincing themselves that the boy wizard would be returning in print.
They had taken the mention of a wand in her riddle (Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won't tolerate this nonsense) as heralding Harry's return.
Congratulating Twitter user Emily Strong for cracking the anagram, Rowling wrote: "@EmyBemy2 You are hereby christened The One True Hermione of Twitter. I am deeply impressed, that really wasn't easy!"
And she then added: "Well, I'm limp, frankly - limp. A few suggestions were spookily close to the script!
"OK, the next riddle is... kidding. As I said (was it only 2 days ago?) I've got a novel to finish and a screenplay to tweak.
"Thank you, thank you, for being the kind of people who get excited about an anagram #myspiritualhome."
And she signed off with a bit of elaboration on the solution.
"Newt only meant to stay in New York for a few hours. Circumstances ensured that he remained... for the length of a movie, anyway. X."